Ellington named breakout player by Athlon

by - 2011-08-02 09:55:31.0
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Pos: RB   Height: 5-10   Weight: 195   Hometown: Moncks Corner, SC (Berkeley HS)  
Years Played: 2008 - 2012

According to Athlon Sports, these players may have started at some point in their career, but have yet to become a name familiar with all college football fans.

Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
Running Back
#23 5-10, 190
Moncks Corner, SC

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, RB, Clemson – Ellington was well on his way to a 1,000-yard season last year, but a toe injury limited him to only nine games. The junior rushed for 686 yards and 10 scores last season, which included 140 yards and a touchdown in a 27-24 loss to Auburn. As long as Ellington can stay healthy, he should be the focal point of the Clemson offense. The junior averaged nearly six yards a carry last season and can repeat that success with four starters returning on the offensive line. Expect Ellington to easily top 1,000 yards this year.

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